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Throwback Thursday: Discipline Their Minds

Imagine the following classroom assignment:

Explain the causes and impacts of the Great Influenza outbreak of 1918

If we want to save the world, we need to learn to prevent (or at least very effectively treat) pandemics like this, right? 604 more words

Stage 4: Disciplinary Thinking

Thinking With Data


Going by the voting patterns in the recently concluded Nigerian elections and the amount of misrepresentation involving numbers (and money) that made it to the Facebook pages of ordinarily intelligent folks, I got an inspiration to begin to make posts involving data – the science and art of observed statistics and the elements that drive such data, thinking and working creatively with data, pattern recognition in data, etc. 203 more words

Using Math to Save the World

Although we seldom talk about them on the blog, our husbands are big supporters and contributors to Ed to Save the World. All three of them have backgrounds in education and their advice, expertise, and humor are invaluable to our operation. 458 more words

Classroom Strategies

A "new to me" proof that there are infinitely many primes

Last evening I saw Patrick Honner link to a Richard Green post discussing a prime number theorem he saw on Cut the Knot’s website:

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To Prove the Truth of Something, Don't Try to Prove It, Try to Disprove It

An additional course I’m currently taking is Introduction to Mathematical Thinking with Keith Devlin of Standford, which is delivered on Coursera. Prof. Devlin posted a thought provoking… 64 more words


Chapter 3 of Modeling data with functional programming in R is out

Chapter 3 of my book “Modeling data with functional programming in R” is available for download. This chapter describes map-vectorization and how it’s used in R. 137 more words